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Our people : Aleksandra Drizo

Aleksandra has 20+ years of research and expertise in sustainable and creative solutions for water pollution prevention and control. She has worked in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, US, Taiwan and more recently, Brazil.  She holds her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, UK (1998), and has been recognized as a leading researcher in the domain of innovative environmental technologies for phosphorus (and other contaminants)  removal from wastewaters. She is a co-inventor of PhosphoReduc Technologies (www.phosphoreduc.com) an emerging technologies for filtering out and capturing of phosphorus (and other contaminants) from every pollution source, using inexpensive, readily available recyclable industrial raw materials.

She is known on conference platforms speaking on global environmental challenges including strategies and solutions for water resources management, emerging technologies for water protection control, water footprints, adaptation to climate change and water/energy/food nexus.

She is a CEO of PhosphoReduc LLC, the only business that specialises in phosphorus removal and recycling from wastewaters and runoff and an Adjunct professor at several Universities across US and Canada, and has been a visiting professor at Universities in New Zealand (2004/05), France (2010) and Taiwan (2010). She is an author and co-author of 20+ scientific and technical publications, is the international scientific reviewer for leading scientific journals, and the scientific committee member for the International Water Association (IWA), Dutch Technology Foundation STW Bio-Based Geo & Civil Engineering (BioGeoCivil) Program, the Estonian Science Foundation Biosciences and Environment Program.

With over 40 projects implemented and executed across 4 continents, she has extensive experience in local and federal government relations, public affairs and business, penetrating new markets, development and execution of water and wastewater management strategies, nationally and internationally.